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Topic # 185837 7-Dec-2015 14:45
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In the past 3 days, I have had two emails (as far as I can tell, official ones) in response to purported requests to reset passwords.

One was from Apple iCloud, the other from GZ. I originated neither.

Any ideas? All my devices are Apple and are running ESET anti virus (except for the iPhone).

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  Reply # 1442066 7-Dec-2015 14:48
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Someone is confused and typed your email address into a site is the normal reason.

Or they are trying to phish you with the link for "I didnt request this" going to their phishing site.


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  Reply # 1442086 7-Dec-2015 15:09
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I had a few from Facebook this week. All links are legitimate. I actually went to my profile and disabled reset password emails - I am sure I won't forget mine (LastPass and eWallet) and use two-factor authentication.

There must be an army of robots going around doing these requests. Or not - our password request uses a captcha so it pretty much is a person in your case (unless it's a phishing email).

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